Norma's Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Norma DeRemer


I got married at the young age of 18 back in 1960 and my Grandma Prince showed me a lot about Southern Cooking and this cake is one that I have made ever since. She was the one that got me started on cooking with cast iron skillets.The dear lady passed away at the age of 98. Everyone that knew grandma always called her "a touph old bird". She raised her children back in the hills of Kentucky. I still use the iron skillet she tought me this recipe. They last forever.

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1 c
1/3 c
soft shortening
2/3 c
1/2 tsp
lemon extract
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 1/2 c
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
1/3 c
1/2 c
brown sugar
1 can(s)
sliced pineapple, drained
maraschino cherries
pecan halves if desired


1Preheat oven to 350.
2First prepare 10 inch cast iron skillet or a 9 inch cake pan with melted butter.
3Sprinkle brown sugar on top of the butter and arrange drained pineapple in attractive pattern on the butter-sugar coating.
4Place a cherry in center of each pineapple slice and arrange pecan halves if desired.
5Mix all ingrediens in a mixing bowl until all is blended well.
6Pour the cake batter over fruit.
7Bake for 40 to 50 minutes until a toothpick stuck into center of cake comes out clean.
8Remove from oven and place a platter over the top of the pan and immediately turn upside down.
9Leave the pan over cake for a few minutes so the brown sugar mixture will run down over the cake.
10Remove pan and serve warm with whipped cream.

About Norma's Pineapple Upside-Down Cake

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy